Adding a Pool Light
Swimming pools can be entertaining at both day and night.
Well placed lighting can dramatically improve the appearance of your swimming
pool and surrounding landscape during low light conditions. When viewing your
landscape design at sunrise, sunset, or in the evening, Realtime Landscaping Pro
will automatically turn on the lights during a realtime walkthrough.
Pool lights are very similar to landscape lights, and in fact both can be
To add a pool light:
1. Click Add Pool
2. Select the desired
light by clicking the picture in the property window.
3. Click to add the
light. Hold Ctrl while you click to add more than one.
4. Move, rotate, and
scale the light into the desired position.
The following landscape design uses pool lights for the
lights inside the swimming pool and around the pool decking. The porch lights
were added using the House Light object.
Placing lights inside swimming pools is a bit more involved than usual
because you need to set their rotation angle and elevation. To make this easier,
use the top-down view to position the light relative to the edge of the pool and
to set the rotation angle. Then, switch to perspective view and set the
elevation. See Adjusting the View if you are
not yet comfortable working in both views.
can also use landscape lights to
compliment your pool designs.
Lights will only come on during a realtime walkthrough when the time of
day has been set to sunrise, sunset, or evening. See Environment Settings for more
Lights can be any color.
grid snap is enabled, it might be difficult to place the light exactly where you
want it. Press Ctrl+G to disable grid snap. See Snap Settings for more information.
can also add lights to houses. See Adding a
House Light for details.
decrease the brightness of a light, either reduce the wattage or select a darker
shade of the light's color.
Adding a Swimming Pool
Adding Pool Decking
Adding Pool Stairs
Adding a Pool Wall
Adding a Pool Seat
Adding a Pool Accessory
Adding a Fountain
Adding a Waterfall